- Pregnancy, alcohol in
- The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy carries the danger of damaging the fetus and causing fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or fetal alcohol effects.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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